No. 30  December 2003
The authoritative source on
early churches in New Jersey

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We've created a database and photographic inventory on more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month. We welcome and solicit all contributions and suggestions from our visitors.

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List of churches, by county

Photographic notes
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Vintage photographs

Although the website was created to make available contemporary photographs, there are too many interesting churches that have disappeared—except on old albumen prints or in engravings made for pre-1900 books and magazines. We solicit such images from our readers and will reproduce at least one every month, along with such historical information as we can find about these vanished churches.
     If you would like to see an image in your possession on this site, we are pleased to receive your own scans, or you may send us the photograph and we will create a high resolution scan and return the image to you with a copy of the scan and out thanks! If you have a number of such vintage images, we may be able to bring our scanner to your site.

Green Bank meetinghouse
Green Bank, Cumberland County 

This photo was likely taken about 50 years ago, but could as easily have been shot about the turn of the century, so little has the church been altered since it was built. A will written in 1851 bequeathed the meetinghouse to be used by the Methodist Episcopal church, "and for no other purpose." It was rebuilt in 1861 or 1871 (the record is unclear). Local tradition has an earlier meeting house on this site by 1748.




Copyright © 2003 Frank L. Greenagel